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RECENT BLOG POSTS
I did a PRE-move-out property inspection in April to see what needed to be done to RErent the property and when I gave entry notice to my current residents, they advised me that 1) they would be on vacation; and that they 2) had a camera system in their rental home with the recording feed viewabl...
06/25/2013
If my departing tenants follow my check-out instructions, use the CLEANING service vendors I suggest then they will most probably get all of their deposit back. One issue that STILL seems to remain a bone of contention is DIRT.  A departing resident wanted to ARGUE with me that the WEAR/DIRT trai...
06/24/2013
Tenants need to be prepared for a FORMS FEE for this process from their landlord...there are too many caveats from lenders - no e-mail verification/fax only, etc - so that many property managers and PROFESSIONAL landlords CHARGE for this service....I spent 15 minutes trying to log into a lender's...
06/24/2013
I'm in FULL RENTING MODE...not too many properties vacant NOW; however, I will have a few in July and August so I am PREscreening as much as possible so as not to waste these prospects time FALLING IN L♥VE with my HOMES. I respond to most e-mail, texts and voice inquires with 3 questions.... HOW ...
06/11/2013
I'll frequently take pets that com ESTABLISHED with the tenant family; however, new kittens or puppies are problematic....training has to take place somewhere - usually in the rental unit   Does the management know that you have a pet?     As a contractor who regularly goes into occupied units to...
05/31/2013
I'm having lunch today with a 30-something who wants to go from RETAIL to PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.   She has dealt with "the public" which is a better training ground than someone having been in the military or just graduated; however, I suspect she thinks will be EASY.   I took me a long time to gai...
05/31/2013
Many of yesterday's accidental landlords are NOW investor landlords who want MORE rental property....agents who get familiar with investor properties and what are desirable rental homes to incoming renters in their area will be WINNERS   Despite rising home prices, 13 million borrowers, or 25.4 p...
05/28/2013
From WikiPedia.....A misnomer is a word or term that suggests a meaning that is known to be wrong. Misnomers often arise because the thing named received its name long before its true nature was known. A misnomer may also be simply a word that is used incorrectly or misleadingly.[1] "Misnomer" do...
05/23/2013
In our area, the rental market for single family homes and townhomes with garages is VERY tight so people moving into the area for new employment options are having RENTAL STICKER SHOCK on the 1) RENTAL AMOUNTS; 2) RENTAL VIEWING process; and 3) SPEED of the process....so when a rental prospect c...
05/21/2013
I've been getting calls from a PA area code for several days, no voicemail left and I have responded via TEXT with a link to my website. NOW...at 1AM, I am getting an e-mail from the PA rental prospect who has driven to our area to "check out the neighborhood" of a rental home I have on my web si...
05/20/2013
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